How to eschew the Arduino IDE for a combination of and Arduino command-line tool (Arduino CLI) and a professional code editor (Visual Studio Code).

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I recently figured out how to make a custom-shaped screen using an ESP32 and DMX512 over ArtNet. Let's check it out.

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I needed a positionable desk lamp and I had a bin full of heads on my desk. Add in Halloween, and I can now see what I'm soldering!

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Let's take a look one of our principal suppliers of soldering tools -- Weller!

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Let's take a look at some of the amazing costumes and props from Dragon Con!

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A ridiculously simple project with lights and unicorns.

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Prototype interactive dance floor using the Teensy's built-in capacitive touch pins and XBee Series 1s configured for I/O line passing.

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The concept is nothing new and has multiple times been proven to not work. But that's not stopping me as I set out to build a solar-powered fan to circulate warm air out of the car when parked for long periods of time.

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I was recently approached by music producer Decadon to add lights to an already custom guitar to make it even more one-of-a-kind. Let's check out some of the challenges I faced.

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Let's talk about a PCB design error and troubleshooting the root cause.

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Let's add some electricity to your favorite things. I take a LEGO® speeder from Star Wars® and use Arduino to give it a little something extra.

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You know them from science fiction, but what will a real space mine look like?

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Here at SparkFun, we love our dogs. When we searched deep in our dog-loving hearts, we found one true question: What if they could talk?

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What an internship at SparkFun is like, the projects I've been up to, and the lessons learned so far.

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Try adding a LED strip to your 3D printer for better lighting with this quick and simple solution!

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SparkFun visits a team of highly-professional, amateur pyrotechnicians.

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There's no right answer whether or not to use modules or sub-assemblies; both options carry risks and rewards. Today I cover those options and what to consider when faced with this decision.

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It took a year to take a mess of wires, hardware and WiFi dependency and turn it into a new solution to monitor plants and the environment anywhere without a WiFi password. This is BLE-IOP.

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